COVID-19 communications update – 16 June 2020


  • Coronavirus disinformation – the pandemic has paved the way for the spread of disinformation in the form of misleading news and information about coronavirus. When shared, false information can take on a life of its own and have some serious consequences. It can lead to health scares, false accusations and potentially damaging hoax stories. The Cabinet Office is running a campaign to prevent coronavirus disinformation. They are asking the public to stop and think before sharing content and to use the SHARE checklist to identify when information might be false
  • All staff briefing – thank you to everyone who dialled in earlier. For those of you unable to join the call or who want to review the points made, read the Staff briefing roundup
  • New COVID-19 pages on AskHUE coming soon – as mentioned by Ian at the staff briefing, all the information around new ways of working and risk assessments will be available on the new COVID pages on AskHUE in the next few days. We’ll keep you updated on when it’s live. If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch with us via the Comms mailbox

Primary Care

In other news…

  • Virtual family quiz night – only two days to go until we hold our first virtual quiz night this Thursday (18 June) at 7.30pm. Remember, you’re welcome to form your own team with colleagues and/or family members. We just need you to tell us what your team is called by 3pm on Thursday. For a reminder on how you can get involved, check out the Virtual family quiz night new story on AskHUE

Further advice and guidance

  • AskHUE > HR and pay > Health and wellbeing support – discover the tools, resources and support services available to you during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Every Mind Matters – has lots of practical advice on how to look after your mental health during these uncertain times
  • AskHUE – for the latest news and information for staff, including previous COVID-19 communications updates
  • NHS website – for information on the virus, symptoms and how to prevent it spreading
  • UK website – for national advice, including full guidance on staying at home and away from others

Look out for your next COVID comms update next Tuesday.

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